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SFMOMA Free Day & “Countdown” Kick-Off Party | Thursday

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Thursday, May 30, 2013 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required for each day.

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SFMOMA Free Admission Weekend | Countdown Celebration

SFMOMA Free Day & Countdown Kick Off Party | Thursday
You’re invited to four free and festive days kicking off SFMOMA‘s expansion and their launch into off-site exhibitions and programs.

Free, but an RSVP is required for each day.

Festivities include a celebratory kickoff party, 24-hour live art variety show, all-night gallery access, Family Day, and more. Museum admission is free to all Thursday, May 30, through Sunday, June 2, 2013. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013 will be SFMOMA’s final day open; then SFMOMA will be on the go with off-site exhibitions around the Bay Area while their building is transformed. SFMOMA is slated to reopen in early 2016.

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Kick-Off Party, Gallery Talks & KQED | SFMOMA Free Admission Weekend | Countdown Celebration

SFMOMA Free Day & Countdown Kick Off Party | ThursdayThursday, May 30, 2013
10 am to 9:45 pm

    • 10 am to 5:30 pm: The Kitchen Sisters Present The Making Of…
      Meet Bay Area makers and artists featured in The Making Of…, a community collaboration by award-winning radio producers The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva) and KQED. The Making Of… is a multimedia series about what people make in the Bay Area and why, capturing the art, creativity, and innovation happening in backyards, workplaces, cultural institutions, and public spaces throughout one of the most diverse and innovative regions in the country.
    • 10:30 am to 6:30 pm: Gallery Talks
      Hear the behind-the-scenes voices of the museum as SFMOMA docents and staff members share perspectives on a single artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

      • 10:30 am: Henri Matisse, Femme au chapeau (Woman with a Hat) Andi Arrick, docent - Second floor
      • 11 am: Mario Botta Building Andrea Morgan, associate director of institutional giving - Haas Atrium
      • 11:30 am: Jackson Pollock, Guardians of the Secret Eva Klein, docent - Second floor
      • Noon: John Currin, Laughing Nude Katie Tamony, director of marketing and communications - Second floor
      • 12:30 pm: Clyfford Still, Untitled [formerly Self-Portrait] Jerry Kram, docent - Second floor
      • 1 pm: Henri Matisse, Femme au chapeau (Woman with a Hat) Misty Youmans, manager of institutional giving, foundation and government relations - Second floor
      • 1:30 pm: Frida Kahlo, Frieda and Diego Rivera Joan Hammer, docent - Second floor
      • 2 pm: Ellsworth Kelly, Self-Portrait with Thorn Don Ross, photographer/imaging specialist - Second floor
      • 2:30 pm: Constantin Brancusi, La Négresse blonde (The Blond Negress) Karen Osborn, docent - Second floor
      • 3 pm: Clyfford Still, Untitled Jennifer Sonderby, design director - Second floor
      • 3:30 pm: Marcel Duchamp, Fountain Don Ross, photographer/imaging specialist - Second floor
      • 4 pm - Jeff Koons, Self-Portrait Erica Gangsei, manager of interpretive media - Second floor
      • 4:30 pm - Mark Rothko, No. 14, 1960 JoAnn Roberts, docent - Second floor
      • 5 pm: Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (America #1) Geof Teague, education and public programs assistant - Second floor
      • 5:30 pm: Robert Rauschenberg, Collection Lin Mangiante, docent - Second floor
      • 6 pm: Barbara Hepworth, Curved Form (Bryher II) Anne Bast Davis, curatorial assistant - Second floor
      • 6:30 pm: Henri Matisse, Femme au chapeau (Woman with a Hat) - Second floor
    • 6-9 pm: Countdown Celebration Kickoff Party
      In the Rooftop Pavilion:

      • Performance by Semi Precious Weapons
      • Cocktails, beer, and wine for purchase by St. George Spirits, Coqueta, Anchor Brewing Company, and Charbay Winery
      • Dessert bar by Cako
      • T-shirt screen-printing station by Refinery29
      • Music by DJ my little pony
  • In the Haas Atrium and The Schwab Room:
      • Photo booth by MiLK Studios
      • Gaming lounge by Astro Gaming
      • Cocktails for purchase
      • Music by DJ Kelly

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE*

*Free, but an RSVP is required for each day.

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Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Fairs & Festivals, Free Museum Day, Movies, San FranFREEsco
Venue: SFMOMA
Address: 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA

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